Posted May 27, 2012 on
Film work and commentary on the receiving skills of Chicago Bears running back Michael Bush from the most recent OTA practice session.
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One of the early positive elements of the Chicago Bears' workouts, perhaps even an epiphany of sorts to some coaches, has been the performance of tailback Michael Bush as a receiver. The four-year veteran, signed from Oakland as an unrestricted free agent and presumptive backup to franchise tailback Matt Forte, has caught the ball well. There were some concerns as the Bears...
One key reason the Chicago Bears are yet to offer a long-term deal to running back Matt Forte is that the team is concerned about whether his knees will hold up, the Chicago Tribune reported Saturday, citing a source.
The source said the Bears want to protect themselves from arthritis setting in and becoming a chronic problem for the 26-year-old.
Forte's knees have reportedly...
Matt Forte was franchised by the Chicago Bears earlier this offseason and he has not been happy about it. Forte is refusing to sign the 7.7 million dollar tender as he’s looking for a deal worth 8.5 million or so per year over 4-5 years with about half guaranteed: a deal essentially on par with what LeSean McCoy, Chris Johnson, and Arian Foster have gotten in the last 2 seasons...
QB Jay Cutler (Chicago)
Jay Cutler only played in 10 games last year and had 13 touchdowns, 7 interceptions, and 2319 yards. Over 16 games, that’s 3710 yards, 21 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. However, 3 good things happened for Cutler this offseason. They added his old #1 receiver Brandon Marshall to a receiving corps led in snaps played by Roy Williams, who is still unsigned...
Running back Matt Forte and the Chicago Bears have yet to agree on a contract extension. The Chicago Tribune reported that the Bears are reluctant to give Forte an extension because there are concerns about the durability of his knees. Forte tore the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in 2006, and sprained the [...]
The Chicago Bears are reportedly concerned with the condition of running back Matt Forte's knees, according to The Chicago Tribune.
This sheds light on why the Bears are reluctant to ink the ultra-talented young running back to a long-term contract.
Forte sprained his right MCL late last season and the club is concerned regarding the stability of his knees for...
After Saturday’s report that the Chicago Bears are concerned about the long-term health of running back Matt Forte’s knee’s, he posted a video on his Twitter feed to show everyone that they have nothing to worry about.
100Lbs sled up hill i think my knee will be ok RT @nfl: Bears concerned with Matt Forte’s knees: nfl.com/news/story/090… twitvid.com/OPVBZ
— Matt Forte...
Film work and commentary on Chicago Bears wide receiver Earl Bennett from the most recent OTA practice session.
Matt Forte is one of the top running backs in the NFL, and he's been a workhorse for the Bears with over 1,000 touches in his first 4 years in the league. Despite this, the Bears have been reluctant to offer up a big-time contract to Forte. The lack of a respectable offer from the Bears may paint them as the villain in this case, but their concerns aren't unsound.
Time to start looking at records for next season. Teams are taking shape in OTA's and getting a feel for who they added via the Draft and Free Agency.
Here is a look at the NFC North:
Vikings (4 Wins) - This team needs a lot of work. With AP coming off injury and the fact that Ponder is not an NFL QB they're in trouble.
Bears (10 Wins) - I really like what...
The Bears are finding versatility in free-agent running back Michael Bush and the Seahawks can alter their offense with Kellen Winslow on board. Plus, a potpourri of NFL notes and insider tips.
Way back when in January, when the Bears unceremoniously told Jerry Angelo to walk out the door (and later, Mike Martz showed himself out), much ado was made of "bridging the talent gap," a phrase I looked at as kind of a summary of how much work the Bears had to do this offseason to make up the difference between themselves and a division that hosted the number one seed...